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Renovated Phoenix hospital to open as Covid-19 deaths steady

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Posted at 1:39 PM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 16:39:22-04

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Contractors overseen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are completing work on a closed Phoenix hospital planned to house coronavirus patients.

The move comes even as there are signs a spike of cases may not emerge in Arizona and Gov. Doug Ducey nears a decision on whether to ease his closure and stay at home orders.

The $4.1 million rehabilitation of St. Luke’s Medical Center should be done by the end of the week. Health Services officials on Monday reported no new virus deaths for the first time in a month, holding steady at 275. Confirmed cases statewide climbed to 6,716 after 190 new cases were added.